Friday, 19 December 2014

Thinking of You

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked through the Floral Frame Mask onto Coconut White Card using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Chipped Sapphire.

I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Stamp Set onto Sky Blue Card using Cobalt Archival and added Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped one of the Mini Scrollwork Frames around it using Cobalt Archival, added Clear Powder and heat set the lot. I cut it out using Spellbinders Captivating Squares and inked through the die with Chipped Sapphire.

I cut the largest 2 dies in the Spellbinders Majesty Die Set out of Coconut White Card and then the largest die only out of Sky Blue Card. I glued them together using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Sky Blue Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set and rubbed Phill Martin's Vintage Blue Gilding Wax over them. I made a couple of flowers out of White Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Blue PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

If friends were flowers

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I ran a piece of Coconut White Card through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Eternity Embossing Folder.

I stamped the Floral Spray onto Black Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two.

I made a bow using Sue's Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bow and added it to the Floral Spray.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Crystal Swirl Vase onto Black Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using a die from Sue's Valencia Die Set.

 I assembled the card as shown adding a Black Swirl, some Small Black Circle Dazzlers and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Take Care

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I started by spritzing a piece of Coconut White Card with Phill Martin's Graceful Lilac Ink Spray Mist. Once dry I ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Art Deco Fanfare Embossing Folder and rubbed Graceful Lilac Gilding Wax all over the embossed design. I left it to dry and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe. I wrapped a piece of White Crochet Ribbon around the bottom section.

I stamped the sentiment from the Justrite Enjoy the Day Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Asian Motifs and inked through the die with Dusty Concord. I stamped the frame from the same stamp set, again using Perfect Medium and embossed with Graceful Lilac Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Vintage Labels 4. I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders Asian Motifs Die Set out of Coconut White Card and rubbed Graceful Lilac Gilding Wax over it.

I cut one of the smaller dies from the Asian Motifs Die Set out of Coconut White Card, inking through the die with Dusty Concord on each one. I added them to the Crochet Ribbon border. I popped a Small Circle Dazzler in the centre of each one.

I assembled the card as shown adding another couple of Small Circle Dazzlers to the top 2 corners and some dots of Graceful Lilac PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Friends Forever

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in some Frosty Dawn Sparkle Texture Paste. I spread this through the Floral Frame Mask and put aside to dry. Once dry I inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass.

I stamped the Baroque Frame onto Aqua Card using Perfect Medium and added Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Stamp Set within the frame using Perfect Medium, added True White Powder and embossed the lot.

I cut a frame out of Coconut White Card using a die from the Spellbinders Majesty Die Set and added it to the Baroque Frame as shown.

I tied a bow using Aqua Silky Crush Ribbon and added a White Crystal Sparkler.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Card Giveaway Winners

Hi Bloggers.

Mr Random.org has drawn the winners!

The pop out card featured in Wednesday's post is going to .................

Lynn Dalby

The aqua card featured in Thursday's post is going to .....................

Haze T

Please email me at juliawattscrafts@gmail.com with your postal address and I'll get them out to you.

Please scroll down the the previous post to see today's card.

All for now.

Julia.

With Love Always

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I inked through the Floral Frame Mask using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. I also inked around the edges with Scattered Straw.

I stamped the Regal Iris onto Custard Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I coloured in using Distress Markers - Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive and Gathered Twigs, pulling the colour out using a Tim Holtz Water Brush.

I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Rose Entwined Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Scattered Straw.

I made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon. I cut a couple of leaves out of Custard Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Lemon PVA around the edges.

Phill Martin has shows on Create & Craft today at 11am and 5pm. Hope you can tune in.

Don't forget that I have lots of goodies up for grabs on ebay here including the Couture Creations Lacy 8 Die!

Just a reminder that there are still a few spaces left on my next workshops at Creative Expressions HQ on January 15th. Please contact Tracey for more details on 01536 481778. The office is closed 24th December till 2nd January. Here's a reminder of the projects.

Morning -

and in a different colourway -
Afternoon -
and in a different colourway -

Please stop by later to see if you have won a card from last Thursday's post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Happy Birthday

Hi Bloggers.

An easy peasy card today as long as you're patient!

The background is some Warm Gold Sparkle Texture Paste through the Lattice Mask. Once dry, I inked around the edges with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.

I stamped the frame from the Mini Scrollwork Frames Set onto Coconut White Card using Perfect Medium and added Cosmic Shimmer Gold Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the All Occasions Stamp Set using Perfect Medium, added Gold Detail Powder and embossed the lot. I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Squares Small and inked through the die with Scattered Straw. I cut a Spellbinders Captivating Squares Die out of Custard Card, inked through the die with Scattered Straw and then rubbed Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax over the surface.

I cut a couple of leaves out of Custard Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set and rubbed Enchanted Gold Giding Wax over the surface. I made a couple of flowers out of White Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding a White Pearl to each corner and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Hope you have a Blooming Great Day

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I simply ran a piece of Coconut White Card with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I stampe the Lily Spray onto Aqua Card using Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough Distress Markers pulling the colour out a little using a Tim Holtz Water Brush.

I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I stamped the Crystal Swirl Vase onto a separate piece of Aqua Card using Tumbled Glass Distress Marker. I cut it out and glued it in position using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I made a bow out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Mosaic 3D Itty Bitty Bow Die Set and added it to the neck of the vase as shown.


 I stamped the sentiment that comes with the Scrollwork Vase using Perfect Medium and embossed with True White Detail Powder. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I had some ribbon left over from the card in Thursday's post which I had coloured with Tumbled Glass and Cosmic Shimmer Warm White Chalk Paint so I made a flower. I cut a couple of leaves out of Aqua Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set.

I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Pearl PVA around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Don't Look Back

Hi Bloggers.

Here's a demo card from Tuesday morning's show, although I made it in blue on the show -

A messy background with a difference today. I started with a piece of Coconut White Card and with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped Phill Martin's Respendent Roses Background using Old Paper Distress Ink. I repeated the process with Phill's Crackled Background using Bundled Sage Distress Ink. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Sea Garden Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Old Paper. I rubbed Pearl Moon Gilding Wax over the surface and left it to dry for a few minutes and buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I popped a little Frosty Dawn Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste onto my Craft Sheet and mixed in a little Lime Frost Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Subtle Shades Mica Spray Set. I applied it through the Criss Cross Mask in 2 of the corners of the background.


I mixed a little Lime Frost with some Cosmic Shimmer True White Detail Embossing Powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Uplifting Thoughts Stamp Set using Perfect Medium and embossed with my Custom Made Embossing Powder. I removed the excess mica using a dry wetwipe. I cut it out using Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Two and inked through the die with Old Paper.

I stamped the Curled Frame Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with my Custom Made Powder. I removed the excess mica using a dry wetwipe and cut out using Spellbinders Matting Basics B and inked through the die with Old Paper. I cut the largest die in Sue's Valencia Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I rubbed Phill Martin's Vintage Sage Gilding Wax over the surface, buffing up using a dry wetwipe once dry.

I cut some leaves out of Coconut White Card using Sue's Curled Vines Die Set and rubbed Phill's Vintage Sage Gilding Wax over the surface. I made a flower out of White Crochet Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding White Pearls to the corners and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pastel Green PVA around the edges.

I've put picks of some of the samples from the show onto facebook here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia.